Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education


NZTC has a 40 year history of empowering early childhood educators with comprehensive and professional programs.

All qualifications on offer at NZTC are internationally recognised and NZQA approved.

Our vision is to empower our students with knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs that will enable them to be effective early childhood educators. To fulfill our vision we aim to:

  • Deliver relevant and high quality academic training in early childhood education
  • Provide a stimulating, supportive learning environment for our students
  • Recognise the uniqueness of early childhood development in the life cycle
  • Create a learning environment that enables our students to realise their highest potential
  • Give our students practical skills for working in the early childhood sector
  • Recognise and appreciate that our students are uniquely gifted and their individuality should be respected
  • Educate our students to support the child's primary caregivers - the parents
  • Acknowledge that early childhood teachers can make a difference in the lives of young children and their families
  • Enable our students to be true professionals in their career

Early Childhood Education News

Bernice Lau with child from centre

Malaysian student inspired to challenge herself with support from NZTC

Exploring New Zealand’s ECE curriculum is helping to enhance Bernice Lau’s teaching practice in her own country.


Commemorating our 40th anniversary

The college has created a booklet and video to share its 40-year history with the community.

He Kupu April 2022 Release

New He Kupu issue explores ‘Innovation out of challenge’

Reflecting on the challenges of Covid-19 lockdowns on early childhood education, ECE professionals share insights into how the sector responded.